In the five years to 2015, machinery manufacturers have faced competing trends that have contributed to high revenue volatility. During the five years to 2020, demand for semiconductor machinery manufacturing is set to expand, as high-tech manufacturing makes a moderate comeback in the United States and improving demand from downstream electronics markets drives domestic semiconductor production. Export demand will remain largely stable throughout this period, as new industry products offset intense global competition. However, imports will continue to upend industry operators and manufacturers will increasingly offshore to take advantage of lower production costs and growing foreign consumer markets.
This industry manufactures equipment used to make semiconductors, more commonly known as chips or integrated circuits. Products manufactured include wafer-processing equipment, semiconductor assembly and packaging equipment and other semiconductor-making machinery.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.